Monza: GTO Charouz Racing preview

FIA GT: GTO Charouz Racing team feel improvement ahead Monza The new GTO Charouz Racing team are ready for the second race of the FIA GT championship. The event takes place at Monza and the team will race with the same crews like at Silverstone.

FIA GT: GTO Charouz Racing team feel improvement ahead Monza

The new GTO Charouz Racing team are ready for the second race of the FIA GT championship. The event takes place at Monza and the team will race with the same crews like at Silverstone. Stepan Vojtech with Kenneth Heyer and Adam Lacko with Ales Jirasek will share two Americans Mosler MT900 cars of the G2 class. The team used the break between the races for a test that pleased all drivers and technicians.

There was a big difference comparing to the pre-season tests when everything had been new and there was not a lot of room for testing. All four drivers were pleased with the amount of running this time. Every driver had a lot of track time and the technicians improved the setup. Kenneth Heyer, the German driver of the GTO Charouz Racing, had a successful last weekend. He won the ADAC GT Masters race at Oschersleben

Stepan Vojtech: "We are more optimistic before Monza than we were before Silverstone. There are several reasons. I learned the track during the official pre-season test, so I am not going to unknown and I also like the track close to Milan. I also got more used to the Mosler MT900 during the best between the races and the technicians pleased me with some improvements. Finally, I hope for a nice weather. Hopefully there will be no repeat of the England (cold, rain, fog). I was happy that I set solid times during the test. We should be more competitive also overall thanks to the updates and it is important as well. It is not only about results but also about the right feeling."

Kenneth Heyer: "After a very tough first race in Silverstone with a lot of small problems I went very positive to Monza. The first race has the normal problems you have when a team starts in an new series with new cars and everything else was also new but we won the class and so we have a nice finish in Silverstone. It will be much better in Monza and I like the circuit very much. So we will be able to climb some positions overall because we made the cars in two tests better. We are on the right way and Stepan and me want to win the class or minimum finish second after our teammates. We will see how good the result overall wil be. I want to be in the middle of the GT2 class and built the car that we could fight against the best of the GT2 in near future."

Adam Lacko: "I can not wait to get to Monza. The track is in a nice park and has a big history. I know the track well and have a nice memory. I made my WTCC debut there three years ago and finished third between the privateers. We are, all GTO Charouz racing drivers, eager to get back to racing. We were all pleased with the recent test in Germany. It has been the best preparation so far. Every driver spent more time in the Mosler MT900 than before pre-season testing. The cars are improved thanks to some changes and hopefully we will confirm it also in the race on Sunday."

Ales Jirasek: "We tested in Germany last Wednesday and ours Moslers have been definitely improved. They are more stable and quicker. I am, like Stepan Vojtech, a complete rookie in the world of the GT cars, so every lap is very important for me. The last running improved my confidence. I feel that I know the car more. The biggest room for improvement is still under the braking but I believe that I will improve in this area soon. I like Monza from the first go and I am looking forward to get there."

Antonin Charouz, Principal Charouz Racing System: "The opening race at Silverstone brought quite a lot of problems and I hope that there will be no repetition at Monza. The recent test suggests that the team have moved forward. I hope that we will see it during the weekend."

-credit: www.racing.charouz.cz

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Series Blancpain Sprint
Drivers Stepan Vojtech , Antonin Charouz , Kenneth Heyer , Ales Jirasek